“Dear friends, malicious individuals are at it again. They have created a fake Instagram account under my name. I want to inform you all that I DO NOT have an Instagram account and please don’t respond to any Information coming from that profile. It is a scam account,” Aceng posted on her social media.
In 2018, unsuspecting members of public including several police officers were fleeced of money by a one Geoffrey Kalele, a resident of Kalitumba, Magada Sub county, Namutumba District when he created and used a Facebook page in the names of the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola, to solicit money from them in the pretense of helping them acquire better offices and promotions.
The two journalists Willy Chowoo, of Choice FM and Jernan Loum, a former employee of Favour of God FM in Gulu Town are accused of defaming an American national Carole Ward, the Director of Favour of God Ministries.
Renowned media specialist George Lugalambi says that journalists are entitled to demonstrate if the issue of contention touches their rights and freedom. He, however, says journalists should excuse themselves from covering stories for which they have strong biases.